It’s Siri from Of Pumpkin Thieves and Buffalo Wings again!
Photo by Rennai of Ten22 Studio
Today I’m sharing about another DIY home decor trick to make fixing up the little details in your home easier! I love to take photos in my home, whether they be of my daughter, my dogs, projects, or for blogging, I need good lighting for them.
One hint to getting great lighting for indoor photos is to have clean white colors within a room so that they tint the photo to be brighter. I’m always looking for that natural light that comes through my windows.
All of the windows in our home have these standard old blinds. You know, the kind that are awful to try to clean.
I wanted to find a way to beautify my windows on a budget, but also do it in such a way that my natural light would still come into the rooms.
Here’s the window in the playroom/ my office.
I had a vision for just a simple, clean, gentle look to cover up those blinds.
I hunted around and finally found EXACTLY what I needed!
At IKEA I purchased two sets of mesh, lace curtains for $3.99 a pair. I also got the bars to hang them and the hardware for under $5.
I then layered the curtains so that there were two layers, tying the front layer as pictured!
So my window got a makeover for $9 and now it still lets in all that glorious light for me to photograph my baby girl, but it also looks pretty and almost ethereal.
You could also easily customize this idea by hanging a banner across the top or draping strings of needle felted balls or something similar from the top to add color that matches the room.
That natural light in my home makes all the difference!